Chapter 4. Managing Plans

4.1 Chapter Objectives

After reading and thinking about the concepts and case studies presented in this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

• Understand the activities that are essential to managing software project plans

• Identify key issues and decisions involving the management of plans in the chapter case studies

• Use the chapter concepts to suggest feasible solutions to the problems faced by the case study stakeholders

• Recognize the importance of managing software project plans

4.2 Context

A project is commonly understood to be an undertaking requiring concerted effort that is synonymous with a plan or proposal (TheFreeDictionary by Farlex, Project). A plan is a scheme, program, or method worked ...

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